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CAIR-GA: Georgia Civil Rights Groups to Hold Joint News Conference at State Capitol in Response to Pres. Trump’s Expanded Muslim Ban

(ATLANTA, GA 2/2/2020) – A coalition of Georgia civil rights groups and elected officials plan to hold a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 to condemn the Trump administration’s expansion of the Muslim Ban, and urge congressional support for the NO BAN Act.

WHAT: Joint Press Conference at State Capitol

WHEN: Noon EST Monday, Feb 3rd

WHERE: Rotunda Stairway inside the Georgia State Capitol

LIVE VIDEO: CAIR-Georgia Facebook page

In addition to elected officials and Georgians of Nigerian and Burmese descent impacted by the new Muslim Ban, news conference participants include :

CAIR Georgia

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

Southern Poverty Law Center

Project South

Women Watch Afrika

Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia

New American Pathways

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network

Jewish Voice for Peace

Refugee Women’s Network

Georgia Muslim Voter Project

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Latino Community Fund Georgia

Last Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the president signed a presidential proclamation expanding the Muslim Ban to Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania effective Feb. 21, 2020.

The expansion adds tens of millions of Muslims to the more than 100 million Muslims already banned from the United States. Monday marked the third anniversary of Trump’s first Muslim Ban executive order 13769, which was issued on January 27, 2017.

Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, North Korea, Yemen, and Somalia were already subject to the travel ban, and remain so.

SEE: Trump’s expanded travel ban targets Nigeria, five other countries

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD

ACTION ALERT: Those impacted by the expanded ban should contact CAIR-Georgia at: info@ga.cair.com

CONTACT: CAIR-Georgia Staff Attorney & Lobbyist Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, mkhwaja@cair.com. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta Policy Manager Swathi Shanmugasundaram, 404-759-0488, sshan@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

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